The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 18 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.38% 8.99% 9.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.89% 9.82% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £553 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 163 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.79% 91.57% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 82 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £6.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+469.23% -74.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (24.24%) iPad
3 8 (24.24%) Software Architecture
3 8 (24.24%) Content Management
3 8 (24.24%) Spring
3 8 (24.24%) Endeca
3 8 (24.24%) WebSphere
3 8 (24.24%) QA
3 8 (24.24%) Load Testing
3 8 (24.24%) JMS
3 8 (24.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
3 8 (24.24%) JBoss
3 8 (24.24%) Apache
3 8 (24.24%) J2EE
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle
3 8 (24.24%) SAP
3 8 (24.24%) JDBC
3 8 (24.24%) JSP
3 8 (24.24%) Servlets
3 8 (24.24%) SOAP
3 8 (24.24%) Struts
3 8 (24.24%) Web Services
3 8 (24.24%) XML
3 8 (24.24%) XSLT
3 8 (24.24%) B2C
3 8 (24.24%) Internet

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
1 8 (24.24%) Apache
1 8 (24.24%) CMS
1 8 (24.24%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (12.12%) SAP CO
1 4 (12.12%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.03%) SAP APO
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WLAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) J2EE
1 8 (24.24%) JDBC
1 8 (24.24%) JSP
1 8 (24.24%) Servlets
1 8 (24.24%) SOAP
1 8 (24.24%) Struts
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
1 8 (24.24%) XML
1 8 (24.24%) XSLT
1 8 (24.24%) JMS
1 8 (24.24%) JMX
1 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
1 8 (24.24%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (24.24%) Load Testing
2 8 (24.24%) Software Architecture
2 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (24.24%) B2C
2 8 (24.24%) Content Management
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VBA
3 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CCIE
1 1 (3.03%) CCNP
1 1 (3.03%) CCNA
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
1 8 (24.24%) SAP
1 8 (24.24%) JBoss
1 8 (24.24%) ATG
1 8 (24.24%) Endeca
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) F5
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) IBM